What to expect at HousingWire’s Spring Summit

The focus of the Summit is The Year-Round Purchase Market. Record low rates led to a banner year for mortgage lenders in 2020, and this year is expected to be just as incredible.

How real estate agents can increase profitability in 2021

As real estate professionals strategize on how to do business in this competitive, fast-paced market, they’ll discover the need for better tools to market their listings.

HousingWire's 2021 Spring Summit

We’ve gathered four of the top housing economists to speak at our virtual summit, a new event designed for HW+ members that’s focused on The Year-Round Purchase Market.

An Honest Conversation on minority homeownership

In this episode, Lloyd interviews a senior research associate in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute about the history and data behind minority homeownership.


2020 HW Insider: William Staples

First Guaranty Mortgage Corp. Vice President of Retail Channel Operations

William Staples

William Staples has led the evolution of First Guaranty Mortgage Corp.’s retail operations since he joined the company two years ago.

With his investment in his team, established work ethic and drive for success, Staples has elevated retail operations to new heights. As the vice president of retail channel operations, Staples recently grew his team by nearly 300% in size and has scaled cost-effectively to meet bigger production goals month-over-month. Since starting at FGMC, Staples has been able to help the firm succeed in increasing its mortgage origination volume tenfold. This exceptional growth couldn’t have been achieved without the guidance and coaching Staples provided to the retail operations team. And when the company switched to a remote workforce as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Staples’ team was on the cutting edge and well-prepared and proved to be even more productive working from home. Staples’ ability to continue to connect and motivate his remote team is a testament to his authentic leadership.

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